koen wrote:freshpatents wrote:OK, I'm normally willing to pay for NOS, but I think this one is over the top
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VERY-RARE-19 ... 4605f08ba7
that said, it is rare I suppose...
This is kind of funny as I just pulled my asc out of a pile of junk I've had for years in orde to fix it up. Came from a bloke who raced in England before cming to Australia mid fifties and mine is dated 1952 so I'd guess he broke it down and brought it with him as a prized item. I doubt it has been used since and had some very ugly looking oil in it. Looking forward toseeing how it works if I can get it back together!! They do actually seem to be rare though I remember reading on the Sunrace blogsite that they were going to make a new one.
Yes, that's right, you can buy a new 3-speed fixed Sturmey again from Sunrace for about $130 I believe. In lots of different colours if you so wish. I thought that would kill the silly prices for the ASC gears but they seem to have achieved icon status (or they are not selling ) While originality is nice I would prefer a new one for a 'rider' restoration.